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Fair Isle

Fair Isle is a specific and satisfying kind of color-pattern knitting, and can be differentiated from all other types. It is unique to that series of small islands, alone in the North Sea.

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Seamless Sweaters

Learn to unite sweater body and sleeves with smooth, seamless joins.

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September 2021: Weekend Raglan, WG 105

A Wool Gathering subscription includes 4 issues, beginning with the most recent issue (if still in stock). Each issue includes an original design, brief reviews of new books and products, beautiful and helpful images, and sometimes additional commentary about knitting.

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Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a wool and hand-knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Elizabeth’s philosophy of self-confidence and discovery has been carried forward by her daughter Meg Swansen, an internationally known designer, author, and teacher.

Today, Schoolhouse Press remains a family-run company committed to celebrating Elizabeth and Meg’s innovative hand-knitting style. We invite you to explore what we have to offer; we’re here to help you knit on!

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